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Old 04-22-2011, 04:53 PM
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Here are some pics of my Xray T1 Factory Kit . The wiring is a mess , I know , but it came 2nd in our Hobbywing class last weekend so the old Slovak still has lots to prove . I was the fastest all day , however some bad luck took victory from us







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Got a couple pics of the dinosaur.

Want to shorten the wires, but if I really like this carpet racing thing I may upgrade to a newer model
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My $5 painted DNA2.
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cherokee95,

Your shaft drive might do very well especially on tight carpet tracks. Strong accelleration out of corners.

Here is my shaft drive, 1999 TL01, racing in the 13.5 boost class on carpet. Around June 2010. I think I qualified 3rd, missing TQ by a few seconds.

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White car. Was running a non-boost esc, hence others had power on the straight. But cornering of the TL01 was very tight and strong.

Still pretty decent for an 11 year old dinasour.

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Oh I know. Old car does great on our small carpet track. I can keep up with the high dollar cars if I run clean laps.....that's the hard part.
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I run a TA04R I picked up brand new to have a play around with and I love it.
We run on a tight small track on polished wood so its like drift racing.

Its the easiest touring car ive driven, I think makers will go back to something similar in the future with saddle style batteries to get equal weight left to right.
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Originally Posted by Lees52 View Post
I run a TA04R I picked up brand new to have a play around with and I love it.
We run on a tight small track on polished wood so its like drift racing.

Its the easiest touring car ive driven, I think makers will go back to something similar in the future with saddle style batteries to get equal weight left to right.
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you may not be able to place a li po saddle in the TA04 becuase of its top deck hegiht, luckily my Kawada Alcyon II top deck is prettu high, the saddles go in with no problems.
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This thread needs to be resurrected...I'm getting my TA04S together as I type in order to run the 17.5 class...pics coming soon.
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old Yokomo SD, from 2004. I race this car weekly.

Many I wish I still have my SDW. It was an awesome car!
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This is ace :-)

Can you fit a lipo in that Yoke SD?
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Apparently a little grinding and cutting are necessary to get LiPos into old school cars, but is anyone noticing chassis tweak because of the power of the new electronics?

Plus, I'm planning on running a old tub chassis but do belts and bearings really wear out as quickly as people are telling me?
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
cherokee95,

Your shaft drive might do very well especially on tight carpet tracks. Strong accelleration out of corners.

Here is my shaft drive, 1999 TL01, racing in the 13.5 boost class on carpet. Around June 2010. I think I qualified 3rd, missing TQ by a few seconds.

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White car. Was running a non-boost esc, hence others had power on the straight. But cornering of the TL01 was very tight and strong.

Still pretty decent for an 11 year old dinasour.

That's possibly the tightest carpet track I have ever seen, taking into consideration the area there is compared with how many tight turns.
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Originally Posted by irockflipflops View Post
Apparently a little grinding and cutting are necessary to get LiPos into old school cars, but is anyone noticing chassis tweak because of the power of the new electronics?

Plus, I'm planning on running a old tub chassis but do belts and bearings really wear out as quickly as people are telling me?
I run a Losi XXXs for VTA, there is no chassis tweek... it's impossible with the design of that car anyways. Great chassis for that class.

Belts and bearing wearing out fast? Who is telling you this? Not sure how to answer that question.. proper maintenance and belt tension should give you longevity
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I found my old FT TC3 up in the attick yesterday, it was in an old Yokomo box! It looked to be in pristine condition. I retired it about 10 yrs ago, made it into a OG drift car when drifting was brand new. Next I converted it again for rally car racing but it never made it to the dirt. I remains in the rally version today.

After viewing all the old racers here I have been reinspired, I may resurrect the old tub again for some club racing. I am building a TA05v2 currently but the TC3 would make a fun winter project.
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I'm considering picking up an older Yokomo MR4TC SD SSG sedan but finding parts for Yokomo let alone this specific model is almost impossible. Very little if anything on eBay ether. Where are you guys sourcing parts?
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I run an old tc4, granted i do not finish first...but 95% of the time I do at least finish. On the other side of the spectrum one of the guys that we race with uses a tc3, and yes if he dose not finish in 1st, he is in second. The same guys is awesome at dialing a car in. My car would probably be closer to the front if I was more aggressive. Needless to say I just race for fun, and be a running block for my friends/ team mates
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